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Plant v brutalist architecture: Fight! [20161024|15:56]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Nature & brutalism
This section of crumbling wall is in the middle of Imperial College London's South Kensington campus. The ivy Virginia Creeper (h/t to [personal profile] sillymouse for the botanical correction) that masks it is presently changing from red to green, drawing attention to the contrast between it and the functional brutalist buildings surrounding it.

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2016-10-25 10:30 (UTC)
Gorgeous. :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-10-25 14:09 (UTC)
It's all completely red now. Not long before it's a nekkid wall...
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2016-10-26 08:13 (UTC)

I am futilely attempting to grow some against my house, but I don't think it likes being in a pot.

It could also be Boston Ivy - very similar and related to Virginia Creeper, I think the difference is the number of leaf lobes? Five or three.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-10-27 10:14 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure these have got five, having inspected them again last week. :)
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